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[{"region":"ch","company":"Be Your Own Guru Ltd","website":"http:\/\/www.oliviastefanino.com\/","testimonial":"The Business Network Chester is like a really good casserole. Lots of ingredients, all left to slowly cook and intermingle over a long period of time and as we all know a good casserole is always worth waiting for, and gets better and better, the longer and more slowly it is cooked.\r\n\r\nSo if you are a Fast food kind of person then we are probably not right for you. ","contact":"Olivia Stefanino","position":"Director","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/23_3718.jpg"},{"region":"sm","company":"JCM Business Solutions","website":"www.jcmbusinesssolutions.co.uk","testimonial":"\" The Business Network in South Manchester is one of the best regular meetings I attend. The atmosphere is extremely friendly, the venues are excellent and the members have a genuine desire to help each other out. Simon and Win provide brilliant leadership and ensure that no one is left out. If you've not networked before, or are a little jaded by the experience, I recommend you try the SMBN.\"","contact":"Chris Moran","position":"Managing Director","logo":"\/images\/members\/logos\/11_5574.jpg"},{"region":"no","company":"Monitor Creative","website":"www.monitorcreative.co.uk","testimonial":"I use business networking extensively to build new business and so I come across all types of Networking Companies. To say that Helen Bennett's Business Network stands head and shoulders above the rest is only telling it how it is. The format is excellent and relaxing which get the best out of everyone and the added bonus is Helen's personality and attention to detail. I can heartily recommend Business Network.","contact":"Moray Newberry","position":"Managing Director","logo":"\/images\/members\/logos\/5_1769.png"},{"region":"ch","company":"Houlbrook Physiotherapy","website":"https:\/\/www.houlbrookphysio.co.uk\/","testimonial":"I absolutely love the Business Network Chester, it is brimming with inspirational people which makes networking a dream. I always come away with new ideas from the meetings and more importantly I have a network of people to call upon when I need, who I like and trust.","contact":"Jo Houlbrook","position":"Owner","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/23_5179.jpg"},{"region":"ex","company":"WBW Solicitors LLP","website":"www.wbw.co.uk","testimonial":"Probably best networking event I have been too and I have attended a fair few.","contact":"Sarah Summers","position":"Dispute Resolution Solicitor","logo":null},{"region":"sm","company":"Federation Of Small Businesses","website":"https:\/\/join.fsb.org.uk\/ma\/13300088","testimonial":"I joined The Business Network South Manchester several years ago and when the opportunity came up to buy the group I jumped at the opportunity as the members had helped me so much with my business.","contact":"Simon Edmondson","position":"Membership Advisor","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/11_4788.png"},{"region":"no","company":"Voodoo Agency Ltd","website":"www.voodooagency.com","testimonial":"You have always run the most professional network of all the ones I have ever been to. ","contact":"Simon Cocker","position":"Founder","logo":null},{"region":"no","company":"The Athena Programme","website":"www.theathenaprogramme.co.uk","testimonial":"Over the years I have been to many types of business networks including sector targeted events, however I now choose to only go to one - The Business Network Manchester. This is a coherent, friendly and excellent way to network and offers long lasting relationships. I find its an efficient use of my time and I always look forward to monthly event. Helen is always a great inspiration and ready to offer a helping hand and introductions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the network.","contact":"Sarah Carlick","position":"Managing Director","logo":null},{"region":"ch","company":"Amber Coaching for Fundraisers","website":null,"testimonial":"This network is the best I have ever attended. The combination of Hayley and Tracy brings a certain magic to the group. Tracy is a fabulous connector and Hayley a fabulous organiser. During Covid-19 the network has, dare I say it, got even better! There are online networking events, seminars, updates, 121's, netwalking and more. I know the members of the network better than before 2020 and although I can't wait to get back to lunch at The Chester Grosvenor, I hope we can continue with many of the other ways of connecting.","contact":"Julia Worthington","position":"Director","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/23_2472.jpg"},{"region":"ch","company":"Oliver and Co","website":"www.oliverandcobusiness.co.uk ","testimonial":"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for arranging the introduction to Sue Brocklehurst of the University of Chester Academies Trust at the last Business Network lunch. Sue was genuinely surprised during the initial introductions to learn of all the services, the members on her table could offer to the Trust.\r\nSue did comment that having received a personal invitation from you inviting her to lunch, she could simply not refuse! \r\nI have subsequently emailed Sue and I am hoping that your initial introduction will turn into some real business. \r\nThank as always for your continuing support and assistance.\r\n","contact":"John Loney","position":"Solicitor","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/23_3729.jpg"},{"region":"ch","company":"Investors In Marketing","website":"www.investors-in-marketing.co.uk","testimonial":"A great group of people led by the highly motivational Tracy, ably supported by Hayley. All business leaders need motivation, guidance, the benefit of other local expertise to help them grow. This is exactly what the Chester business network offers.","contact":"Stephen Carroll","position":"Managing Director","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/23_5558.jpg"},{"region":"no","company":"Infralogics Limited","website":"www.infralogics.co.uk","testimonial":"It is personal touches like this which set the Network aside from other business networks and which make it a constant pleasure to attend.","contact":"Stephen Singer","position":"Director","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/5_64.jpg"},{"region":"no","company":"Geoff Robertshaw","website":"www.geoffrobertshaw.com","testimonial":"Thank you for allowing me to come to the event today. I will be joining the network.\r\nI was so impressed by your personal approach and your professionalism in running the event and your husband did a great job as well.\r\n","contact":"Geoff Robertshaw","position":"Owner","logo":"\/"},{"region":"sm","company":"Pixel Assist","website":"pixelassist.co.uk ","testimonial":"I happily renewed my membership with The Business Network South Manchester yesterday hosted by Simon & Win. Why?\r\n\r\nIt's structured, director level networking which works for me and the kind of businesses I want to be introduced to.\r\n\r\nPlus there's an amazing extended network I have access to...\r\n\r\nWith a couple of contacts i have met in the group we're working on developing what will be the biggest production project of my career so far.\r\n\r\nRenewing was a bit of a no-brainer....","contact":"Ben Schmidt","position":"Owner","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/11_5984.png"},{"region":"ex","company":"Winning Tenders Ltd","website":"www.winningtenders.co.uk","testimonial":"Joining The Business Network was one of the best moves I ever made. Through The Business Network, I have found a number of trusted suppliers and some very good customers. Not only that but the complimentary morning seminars are a valuable source of information on business trends and ideas.","contact":"Ian Smith","position":"Founder","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/1_11305.jpg"},{"region":"sb","company":"Hornsby's","website":"http:\/\/www.hornsbytravel.co.uk\/","testimonial":"It's a great group to part of!","contact":"Nick Hornsby","position":"Director","logo":null},{"region":"no","company":"CSRB Ltd","website":"www.csrb.co.uk ","testimonial":"Thank you for the wonderful May online event that I attended. This was a very well run, engaging, and supportive event and made me proud to be part of The Business Network. Congratulations Helen to you and the team!","contact":"Chris Burn","position":"Managing Director\r\n","logo":"\/images\/members\/logos\/5_6292.png"},{"region":"lc","company":"Kingsbrook UK Ltd","website":"www.bcms.co.uk ","testimonial":"What is clearly apparent about The Business Network is that, unlike so many other networking groups and events that I have attended, you take an active role in connecting your members where you see there is an opportunity. \r\nTypically these networking events are organised, payments are collected from the delegates and the delegates are then left to get on with the networking themselves. Not with The Business Network! This is clearly a differentiator and I'm both surprised and delighted by the level of attention you give to your members, in particular to identifying those potential relationships that could benefit members and making the connections for us where we haven't already had the chance to connect.\r\n","contact":"Luke Rebbettes","position":"Director\r\n","logo":null},{"region":"no","company":"Spring Rites Speaking Skills","website":"www.springrites.co.uk","testimonial":"This Network is as good as it gets. Hosted by the wonderful Helen Bennett it offers all kinds of businesses excellent network opportunities as well as support from Helen. The network lunches are always a positive experience and for me personally they have provided me with many new clients - and indeed friends.","contact":"Maggie Ford","position":"Director","logo":"images\/members\/logos\/5_2272.jpg"}]
The Business Network Chester is like a really good casserole. Lots of ingredients, all left to slowly cook and intermingle over a long period of time and as we all know a good casserole is always worth waiting for, and gets better and better, the longer and more slowly it is cooked. So if you are a Fast food kind of person then we are probably not right for you.
Olivia Stefanino
Be Your Own Guru Ltd
" The Business Network in South Manchester is one of the best regular meetings I attend. The atmosphere is extremely friendly, the venues are excellent and the members have a genuine desire to help each other out. Simon and Win provide brilliant leadership and ensure that no one is left out. If you've not networked before, or are a little jaded by the experience, I recommend you try the SMBN."
Chris Moran
JCM Business Solutions
I use business networking extensively to build new business and so I come across all types of Networking Companies. To say that Helen Bennett's Business Network stands head and shoulders above the rest is only telling it how it is. The format is excellent and relaxing which get the best out of everyone and the added bonus is Helen's personality and attention to detail. I can heartily recommend Business Network.
Moray Newberry
Monitor Creative
I absolutely love the Business Network Chester, it is brimming with inspirational people which makes networking a dream. I always come away with new ideas from the meetings and more importantly I have a network of people to call upon when I need, who I like and trust.
Jo Houlbrook
Houlbrook Physiotherapy
Probably best networking event I have been too and I have attended a fair few.
Sarah Summers
WBW Solicitors LLP
I joined The Business Network South Manchester several years ago and when the opportunity came up to buy the group I jumped at the opportunity as the members had helped me so much with my business.
Simon Edmondson
Federation Of Small Businesses
You have always run the most professional network of all the ones I have ever been to.
Simon Cocker
Voodoo Agency Ltd
Over the years I have been to many types of business networks including sector targeted events, however I now choose to only go to one - The Business Network Manchester. This is a coherent, friendly and excellent way to network and offers long lasting relationships. I find its an efficient use of my time and I always look forward to monthly event. Helen is always a great inspiration and ready to offer a helping hand and introductions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the network.
Sarah Carlick
The Athena Programme
This network is the best I have ever attended. The combination of Hayley and Tracy brings a certain magic to the group. Tracy is a fabulous connector and Hayley a fabulous organiser. During Covid-19 the network has, dare I say it, got even better! There are online networking events, seminars, updates, 121's, netwalking and more. I know the members of the network better than before 2020 and although I can't wait to get back to lunch at The Chester Grosvenor, I hope we can continue with many of the other ways of connecting.
Julia Worthington
Amber Coaching for Fundraisers
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for arranging the introduction to Sue Brocklehurst of the University of Chester Academies Trust at the last Business Network lunch. Sue was genuinely surprised during the initial introductions to learn of all the services, the members on her table could offer to the Trust. Sue did comment that having received a personal invitation from you inviting her to lunch, she could simply not refuse! I have subsequently emailed Sue and I am hoping that your initial introduction will turn into some real business. Thank as always for your continuing support and assistance.
John Loney
Oliver and Co
A great group of people led by the highly motivational Tracy, ably supported by Hayley. All business leaders need motivation, guidance, the benefit of other local expertise to help them grow. This is exactly what the Chester business network offers.
Stephen Carroll
Investors In Marketing
It is personal touches like this which set the Network aside from other business networks and which make it a constant pleasure to attend.
Stephen Singer
Infralogics Limited
Thank you for allowing me to come to the event today. I will be joining the network. I was so impressed by your personal approach and your professionalism in running the event and your husband did a great job as well.
Geoff Robertshaw
Geoff Robertshaw
I happily renewed my membership with The Business Network South Manchester yesterday hosted by Simon & Win. Why? It's structured, director level networking which works for me and the kind of businesses I want to be introduced to. Plus there's an amazing extended network I have access to... With a couple of contacts i have met in the group we're working on developing what will be the biggest production project of my career so far. Renewing was a bit of a no-brainer....
Ben Schmidt
Pixel Assist
Joining The Business Network was one of the best moves I ever made. Through The Business Network, I have found a number of trusted suppliers and some very good customers. Not only that but the complimentary morning seminars are a valuable source of information on business trends and ideas.
Ian Smith
Winning Tenders Ltd
It's a great group to part of!
Nick Hornsby
Hornsby's
Thank you for the wonderful May online event that I attended. This was a very well run, engaging, and supportive event and made me proud to be part of The Business Network. Congratulations Helen to you and the team!
Chris Burn
CSRB Ltd
What is clearly apparent about The Business Network is that, unlike so many other networking groups and events that I have attended, you take an active role in connecting your members where you see there is an opportunity. Typically these networking events are organised, payments are collected from the delegates and the delegates are then left to get on with the networking themselves. Not with The Business Network! This is clearly a differentiator and I'm both surprised and delighted by the level of attention you give to your members, in particular to identifying those potential relationships that could benefit members and making the connections for us where we haven't already had the chance to connect.
Luke Rebbettes
Kingsbrook UK Ltd
This Network is as good as it gets. Hosted by the wonderful Helen Bennett it offers all kinds of businesses excellent network opportunities as well as support from Helen. The network lunches are always a positive experience and for me personally they have provided me with many new clients - and indeed friends.
Maggie Ford
Spring Rites Speaking Skills

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